Hidden Orchestra – Vorka

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I got a commision from Tru Thoughts & Hidden Orchestra to edit a video to accompany the first single from their new album.

 

This music video is a small tribute to the work of Vorkapic, whose pioneering work in the first half of the twentieth century made his name synonymous with the art of montage. 
I used over 20 films from The Prelinger Archive at archive.org, including work by Vorkapic himself. Aiming to blend the imagery as he did aswell as take influence from his fast editing style to represent the music. 

 

The music for “Vorka” was originally created as a series of short episodes for a radio drama adaptation of a 1970’s Japanese sci-fi novel, and then combined into one track in a form of montage, so it felt fitting to reference Vorkapic in the track’s title. The themes of the video – manual labour, hard work, and the application of complex processes to achieve a greater goal – also reflect the way that the music has been constructed.”
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